Series: How To Kit
Authors: NWT Literacy Council
Literacy instructors can use this election how-to resource, developed by the Northwest Literacy Council, to teach their students about the election process. Elections come with their own vocabulary, jargon and challenges. They can be intimidating to a learner who is not familiar with the process, but elections are also a great opportunity to build literacy skills. This kit includes literacy activities such as word searches and scavenger hunts that you can do with adult learners around the election. There are suggestions for activities that will inform learners, help learners realize that their voice and vote count, develop vocabulary used in elections, and encourage learners to take an active role in the upcoming federal election. The kit also offers ways that learners can lobby candidates around the issue of literacy in their community and constituency.